Most people are aware that gum disease exists. However, a large majority of people don’t understand how the disease progresses or how to prevent it from occurring. Nearly half of adult Americans have a gum condition diagnosed as gingivitis or periodontitis. No matter the stage, the disease is serious and can cause more grief if… Read more »
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Deadly Tooth Decay?
When was the last time you had a cavity? Many people today—adults in particular—cannot distinctly recall the last time they had one. Fortunately, resources for taking care of our teeth are better than ever… Many water supplies have adequate fluoride to strengthen teeth against decay. New technology and materials have improved toothbrushes, floss, and other… Read more »
Sweet Tooth vs. Oral Health
A balanced diet is key to overall health, and the USDA’s guidelines encourage us to limit our intake of foods and beverages high in added sugar. No matter the age- young or old- we all get those got-to-have-it cravings for something sweet. If we stop and think about indulging in this sinful treat, however, we… Read more »
Regular Checkups with Your Livonia Dentist Can Protect You from Serious Oral and Overall Health Problems
You’ve seen how periodontal disease can lead to arthritis, but this oral condition can also lead to other serious health problems, including Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, birth complications, heart problems, osteoporosis, certain cancers, and strokes. May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and, therefore, the perfect time to explore just why gum disease can lead to an… Read more »